Ed Clancy defeats WorldTour opposition to win Herald Sun Tour prologue by one second

Clancy wins opening 1.6km stage on streets of Melbourne

Ed Clancy on his way to victory in the Herald Sun Tour prologue

(Image credit: Herald Sun Tour)

JLT Condor rider Ed Clancy defeated plenty of WorldTour opposition as he took victory in the Herald Sun Tour prologue to take victory by a single second.

Riding his first race of the year, Clancy's was just the 10th rider off the start ramp, setting a time of 1-54 on the narrow 1.6km course in the centre of Melbourne that would stand up to challenges from the strong line-ups of Trek-Segafredo and Mitchelton-Scott.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.